Meaning of Prajnā-Paramita


Pronunciation: (pruj'nyä-pä-rum'i-tu, pruj'nu-), [key]
— n. Buddhism.
  1. a series of sutras dealing with the perfection of wisdom: systematized by the Madhyamikas.
  2. () the 10 perfections of the Bodhisattva.
  3. (in Mahayana Buddhism) a female deity, the personification of transcendental wisdom.
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